4 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.
4.1 Generate and Focus
4.1.1 Consider form and audience when generating ideas and focusing a topic.
4.1.2 Select and compose using specific forms [such as character sketches, legends, video program, scripts, stories, advertisements, posters...] that serve various audiences and purposes.
4.1.3 Identify and use appropriate organizational patterns [such as key idea and supporting details, cause and effect, sequence...] that serve various audiences and purposes.
4.2 Enhance and Improve
4.2.1 Appraise and suggest revisions for own and others' work and presentations using appropriate criteria and a variety of strategies [such as peer editing, checklists, self-reflections...].
4.2.2 Revise to create effective sentences that convey content clearly and generate reader interest.
4.2.3 Determine the appropriateness of handwriting or word processing for a particular task when composing, formatting, and revising; combine print and visuals when desktop publishing.
4.2.4 Experiment with figures of speech [including similes, metaphors, and personification], selecting appropriate words and sentence patterns during revision to enhance clarity and artistry.
4.2.5 Prepare compositions, reports, and inquiry or research projects using a variety of organizers [such as titles, subtitles, headings, subtopics, graphic organizers...].
4.3 Attend to Conventions
4.3.1 Edit for consistent verb tense and to eliminate unnecessary repetition of words and ideas.
4.3.2 Know spelling conventions and apply them to familiar and unfamiliar words [such as technical and scientific terminology, words with foreign derivations...]; use appropriate resources when editing and proofreading.
4.3.3 Know and apply capitalization and punctuation conventions in simple, compound, and complex sentences when editing and proofreading.
4.4 Present and Share
4.4.1 Facilitate small-group activities and short, whole-class sessions to share information on a topic using pre-established active learning strategies [such as role-plays, language games, simulations...].
4.4.2 Deliver short oral presentations and reports using verbal and non-verbal cues [such as diction, pacing, presence, facial expression, gestures...] to focus audience attention; project emotion appropriate to the subject and point of view.
4.4.3 Demonstrate critical listening and viewing skills and strategies [such as evaluating content, quality, presentation delivery...] and show respect for presenter(s) through appropriate audience behaviours [such as showing attentiveness, participating in audience activities...].